West Fargo Pioneer Staff Report
Seth Farkas and Marilee Behling recently joined Choice Financial as Frontline Customer Service Representatives at the bank's location at 4501 23rd Ave. S. in Fargo. Kelcie Priebe joined as a Virtual Banker at the bank's operations center in Fargo. Farkas has retail management experience and holds his bachelor's degree in business administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minn. Behling brings more than six years frontline banking experience from Wells Fargo.
Faith Lutheran Church is giving the community a reason to celebrate on Monday. Dr. Rich Melheim will be at the church promoting his book "Holding Your Family Together: 5 Simple Steps to Help Bring Your Family Closer to God and Each Other." As one of the stops on his 50-city book tour, Melheim will advise parents and church leaders on his five-step "FAITH5" program, focusing on strengthening ties between families and God.
West Fargo High School Quarter 4 Honor Roll *Denotes 4.0 Grade 10
Robert and Jennifer Norton, Winner, S.D. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, JoLyssa Elaine, born May 28, 2013 at 4:40 a.m. at Avera McKennon Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 20" long. Grandparents are Janet and Francis Gerszewski, West Fargo, Mike and Teresa Lautt, Fargo, Joanne and Marlin Stokes, Carrington, N.D., and Bob and Alice Norton, Carrington, N.D. Great-Grandparents are Al and MaryAnn Vetter, West Fargo, Jim and Eleanor Lautt, West Fargo, and Lorraine Carr, Carrington, N.D.
Martha Sloan, daughter of Mark and Jocelyn Sloan, West Fargo, received the North Dakota State University Freshman Academic Scholarship in the amount of $4,500. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement. Sloan will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in architecture. In high school, she was active in National Honor Society. -30-
Students receive MSUM scholarships Heather Brasel, West Fargo, has received a $500 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead, while Amy Matzke, West Fargo, has received a $1000 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Brasel is the child of Ron and Renee Brasel, and Matzke's parents are Marty and Debbie Matzke.
Sheyenne Ninth Grade Q4 Honor Roll *Denotes 4.0
The City of West Fargo will conduct warning siren testing on Wednesday, May 22. MidStates Communication of Fargo has been contracted to check all warning signs within the city. Testing will begin at 9 a.m.
The West Fargo Exchange Club is adding another outreach type program to their already busy community roster of involvement. Thanks to co-sponsors Choice Financial and Indigo Signs, the club will be hosting a West Fargo Business Social on Tuesday, April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Fargo VFW, 308 Sheyenne St. The free event will provide the opportunity for West Fargo business people to visit with one another and learn more about their respective service offerings.
Chad and Charity Lewis, West Fargo, are the parents of a daughter, Ariana Abygale , born March 8, 2013 at 8:50 p.m. at Essentia Health, Fargo. She weighed 5 pounds...